1996 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 92
  • WS 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1999
I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential but it appears a decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a... I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential but it appears a decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a saturated dark purple. With coaxing the wine offers aromas of black currant jam intertwined with minerals sweet oak and spice. A full-bodied wine it possesses layered concentrated sweet fruit with an elevated level of ripe tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 1999
A young red with bright black licorice and berry aromas and hints of spice. Full-bodied with firm tannins and compact fruit structure. Slightly closed on the finish but impressive nonetheless. Best after 2002. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1996